A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
“It’s a fine line between poetry and narrative, but when I think of poetry, I think of taking the most colorful, emotive fragments of a story and fusing it into something small but powerful. When reading poetry, what stands out to me are the moments of unexpected metaphor, of unique word-choice, and saying whole narratives in just one line. The power of a poet is to trap the universe in a marble. That being said, I encourage poets to write artistically, to use words that no one will expect – at the risk of sounding trite, to make every word count. Poetry is a butterfly: it’s difficult to pin it down without killing it. To borrow from Beowulf, however, I encourage you to dig deeply into your ‘word-hoard,’ and create something that makes a reader come back to your words again and again.”
POETRY SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Submissions should not exceed three (3) pages in length. You may submit up to five (5) poems at a time.
Please attach submissions as a Word document in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Poetry.” In addition, please include a brief bio about yourself.
Unfortunately, at this time we cannot offer winners any cash prize.
Submission to Touchstone implies permission to publish. Writers retain all later publication rights. Touchstone accepts simultaneous submissions.
For more detailed information about the submission process, visit our Submissions Page.
DEC. 15th, 2017